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Marci & Rachael’s Kona Engagement Session & Wedding

There was a sense of calm as I entered the fishpond and beach at Honokohau, in Kona. A different sort of vibe from most other sandy beaches on the Big Island; it was uncrowded, quiet and felt a little bit hidden.

Calm. Peaceful. Off the radar. It was the perfect place for Marci & Rachael’s engagement session & wedding. The sun soft and bright in the sky. Smiles and laughter from family and friends. Waves, sand and rock. Simple, calm and quiet. Perfect.

 

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Thank you so much, Marci & Rachael, for allowing me to experience such a wonderful two days with you two!

– Jim

PS. And if it isn’t obvious, yep, I’m LGBT friendly!

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Portrait Session with Monica

Every day is a new beginning. A fresh start!

Never was this more apparent than the day of my portrait session with Monica.

We took these photos in a tiny forest, where Monica and her husband hope to start fresh one day, and build a house to retire in.Mellow, gracious, and full of fun — Monica was awesome to photograph! I was excited to hear that these photos were meant not only as a gift for her husband, but also as a memoir for herself. She had recently lost weight, and it was touching to hear her story and help capture the start of a new chapter in her life.

I feel fortunate to have met you, Monica! Hope to see you on the Big Island again! 🙂

On my way out I noticed this flower and loved the colors and light. I swear, photography was invented for days like this one!

– Jim

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Home Life, Part 2

Extreme happiness in November, due in no small part to the countless hours I got to spend with loved ones 🙂

– Jim

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Tia & Stephen’s Wedding

Tia & Stephen are perfect together. They have a way about them that makes it seem like they fell in love 2 seconds ago, yet they have the maturity of a couple who has been married for decades. They’re creative, vibrant and fun… and their wedding in Kohala was beautiful. Days are seldom better than this. 🙂

We started the afternoon by taking photos all around their vacation house, which was absolutely perfect —

The wedding had a theme of discovery and navigation. Loved it! Of course, you would expect nothing less from Tia & Stephen, Exec. Editor & Content Director, respectively, of Vain Magazine, a cool art magazine out of Seattle.  Below, a glimpse at the visual dictionary turned wedding guest book. Awesome!Family time.The ceremony was beautiful. Very emotional. The afternoon light, perfect.The Velveteen Rabbit.Perfection!Days are seldom better than this —Stayed a little bit longer to get this photo. 3 shot composite. 🙂 Perfect end to a perfect day!

Tia & Stephen, thank you for granting me the privilege of photographing your wedding. I loved it!

– Jim

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Home life, Part 1

Life in Volcano.

I love home! And will try to make these posts a regular thing, since there’s always something interesting going on here. 🙂

– Jim

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